ICYMI: KELLY LOEFFLER CALLS FOR DEATH PENALTY FOR CONVICTED COP KILLERS
ATLANTA – In case you missed it, conservative businesswoman and political outsider Kelly Loeffler yesterday called for convicted cop killers to receive the death penalty. Her strong stand comes just days after two sheriff deputies – who are still recovering in the hospital – were brutally ambushed by a masked gunman in Los Angeles. President Trump has similarly voiced support for the federal death penalty for those who have been convicted of murdering a law enforcement officer. From Fox News:
“Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., on Wednesday called for anyone convicted of killing a law enforcement officer to receive the death penalty and decried “senseless violence” against police.
‘For months, the radical left’s defund the police movement has promoted violence, chaos and anarchy in cities across our country, while villainizing and attacking the brave men and women in law enforcement who risk their lives to keep us safe,’ Loeffler told Fox News Wednesday. ‘Now these dangerous leftists have started putting words into violent action — targeting and brutally attacking law enforcement,’ she said.
‘That’s why today I am calling for convicted cop killers in America to be sentenced to death,’ Loeffler said.”
“The president has been calling for the death penalty for people who kill police officers throughout his administration. Trump even vowed during his 2016 campaign to pursue a related executive order, which he has yet to do.
Loeffler praised the president, saying he is ‘exactly right.’
‘We have to get tough, and we have to draw the line,’ she said. ‘If we’re going to be a nation of safety and security, we must be unified in our commitment to ending the senseless violence against law enforcement officers once and for all.'”